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Tom Molineaux

Thomas "Tom" Molineaux, sometimes spelled Molyneaux, was an African-American bare-knuckle boxer and a former slave. He spent much of his career in Great Ireland, where he had some notable successes, he arrived in England in 1809 and started his fighting career there in 1810. It was his two fights against Tom Cribb viewed as the Champion of England, that brought fame to Molineaux, although he lost both contests, his prizefighting career ended in 1815. After a tour that took him to Scotland and Ireland, he died in Galway, Ireland in 1818, aged 34. According to some of the chroniclers of 19th-century boxing, Molineaux was born into slavery in the State of Virginia, USA in 1784; the most detailed account claims that he was born on a plantation and that he took his surname from the landowners' name. An earlier writer just states. In one account he boxed with other slaves to entertain plantation owners and was granted his freedom and $500 after winning a fight on which the son of the plantation owner had staked $100,000.

Another source claims he was in the service of the one time American ambassador to London, Mr Pinckney. One of his biographers points out that whilst some of these accounts may be based on truth, they cannot be substantiated and may have been romanticised to some extent. After obtaining his freedom, Molineaux was reported to have moved to New York, where he was said to have been involved in "several battles" and had claimed the title "Champion of America", he subsequently emigrated to England. Molineaux found his way to London in 1809 where he made contact with Bill Richmond, another ex-slave-turned-boxer who ran the pub the Horse and Dolphin in Leicester Square, London. Molineaux's first fight in England took place at Tothill Fields, Westminster on 24 July 1810. According to one report, the match was preceded by bull baiting. Molineaux won the fight. Bill Richmond seconded Molineaux for Tom Cribb seconded Burrows. Molineaux's second fight in England was against Tom Blake whose nickname was "Tom Tough".

The fight took place at Epple Bay near Margate on August 21, 1810, the American ending up victorious after 8 rounds when Blake was knocked out by Molineaux. In this fight, the American was reported to have shown "great improvement in the science of pugilism". On 3 December 1810, having been trained by Bill Richmond, Molineaux fought Tom Cribb at Shenington Hollow in Oxfordshire for the English title. According to the writer Pierce Egan, present, Molineaux stood at five foot eight and a quarter inches tall, for this fight weighed "fourteen stone two". Egan wrote that few people, including Cribb, expected the fight to last long. However, Molineaux proved a powerful and intelligent fighter and the two battered each other heavily. There was a disturbance in the 19th round as Molineaux and Cribb were locked in a wrestler's hold so that neither could hit the other nor escape; the referee stood by, uncertain as to whether he should break the two apart, the dissatisfied crowd pushed into the ring. In the confusion Molineaux hurt his left hand.

There was dispute over whether Cribb had managed to return to the line before the allowed 30 seconds had passed. If he had not, Molineaux would have won, but in the confusion the referee could not tell and the fight went on. After the 34th round Molineaux said he could not continue but his second persuaded him to return to the ring, where he was defeated in the 35th round. Two days after the fight, Richmond took Molineaux to the Stock Exchange in London where the boxer received an ovation and was presented with 45 guineas. On 21 May 1811, Molineaux took on a 22 year old fighter from Lancashire; the bout took place at Moulsey Molineaux won after 21 rounds. A return fight with Tom Cribb took place on 28 September 1811 at Thistleton Gap in Rutland and was watched by 15,000 people. Egan, present, said that both fighters "weighed less by more than a stone", which means Molineaux weighed at most 185 pounds for this fight; as preparation for the bout, Cribb had undertaken extensive training under the guidance of Captain Barclay.

Molineaux, though still hitting Cribb with great power, was out-fought. After the fight Richmond and Molineaux parted. Molineaux fought 4 subsequent bouts, losing one. On 2 April 1813, Molineaux fought Jack Carter at Remington, the American winning after 25 rounds. After the fight, Molineaux went on tour. In 1813 he fought Abraham Denton at Derby, his opponent being described as a "country pugilist" with the stature of a giant. Moilineaux won the contest; the tour took him to Scotland and on 27 May 1814, he took on a boxer named William Fuller at Bishopstorff, Ayrshire. After 4 rounds of fighting the match was interrupted when the "sheriff of Renfrewshire, attended by constables, entered the ring, put a stop to it". A rematch was staged at Auchineux, 12 miles from Glasgow on 31 May 1814. 2 rounds were fought lasting 68 minutes, Molineaux being awarded the contest. On the 11 March 1815, Molineaux lost to George Cooper at Corset Hill, Lanarkshire. Molineaux's prizefighting career ended in 1815; however he continued to show his talents in sparring exhibitions.

After his visit to Scotland, he toured Ireland where in 1817 he was reported to be in the northern part of the island. He suffered from tubercu


Naguran is one of the biggest villages in Jind district, Haryana state, India. It is located on 29°26'15"N 76°22'21"E; the pin code of Naguran Jind is 126125. Jind, the nearest city, is located at 29.32°N 76.32°E. It has an average elevation of 227 metres. Naguran is 14–15 km from Jind, it is surrounded by Jind-Chandigarh road & Jind-Karnal road. Naguran has many neighbour villages like Dahola, Alewa, mandi, khera, samdo etc. Naguran has a large boundary with its neighbour; the main occupation of Naguran villagers is agriculture. Naguran village has a long history in Jind district; the map of Naguran village can be seen on Google maps. The main problems of Naguran village are lower sex ratio, lower literacy rate & growing population, it has two big Govt. Schools up to 12 standard & 3 to 5 private schools. Presently, all the children are going to schools, universities. Many sportspersons and players are showing their interest in various sports activities. At the 2011 Census of India, Naguran had a population of 11614 of which 6203 are males while 5411 are females residing in 2046 homes.

In Naguran village population of children with age 0-6 is 1457 which makes up 12.55% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Naguran village is 872, lower than Haryana state average of 879. Child Sex Ratio for the Naguran as per census is 803, lower than Haryana average of 834. Naguran village has a lower literacy rate that the average rate in Haryana. In 2011, the literacy rate of Naguran village was 67.93% compared to 75.55% of Haryana. In Naguran Male literacy stands at 78.18% while female literacy rate was 56.32%. The main mother-tongue language is Hindi; as per constitution of India and Panchayati Raj Act, New Govt. Headed by Manohar Lal Khattar. Naguran village is administered by educated Sarpanch, elected representative of village. Presently, It comes under Uchana constituency; the Jind district administration executes the govt. Policies and plans for Naguran village. Naguran has two Gram Panchayats. Naguran village panchayat is one of the 22 panchayats of Alewa Block. Alewa block is one of the seven blocks of district Jind in Haryana.

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Mock modular form

In mathematics, a mock modular form is the holomorphic part of a harmonic weak Maass form, a mock theta function is a mock modular form of weight 1/2. The first examples of mock theta functions were described by Srinivasa Ramanujan in his last 1920 letter to G. H. Hardy and in his lost notebook. Sander Zwegers discovered that adding certain non-holomorphic functions to them turns them into harmonic weak Maass forms. Ramanujan's 12 January 1920 letter to Hardy, reprinted in, listed 17 examples of functions that he called mock theta functions, his lost notebook contained several more examples. Ramanujan pointed out that they have an asymptotic expansion at the cusps, similar to that of modular forms of weight 1/2 with poles at cusps, but cannot be expressed in terms of "ordinary" theta functions, he called functions with similar properties "mock theta functions". Zwegers discovered the connection of the mock theta function with weak Maass forms. Ramanujan associated an order to his mock theta functions, not defined.

Before the work of Zwegers, the orders of known mock theta functions included 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10. Ramanujan's notion of order turned out to correspond to the conductor of the Nebentypus character of the weight ​1⁄2 harmonic Maass forms which admit Ramanujan's mock theta functions as their holomorphic projections. In the next few decades, Ramanujan's mock theta functions were studied by Watson, Selberg, Choi, McIntosh, others, who proved Ramanujan's statements about them and found several more examples and identities. Watson found that under the action of elements of the modular group, the order 3 mock theta functions transform like modular forms of weight 1/2, except that there are "error terms" in the functional equations given as explicit integrals. However, for many years there was no good definition of a mock theta function; this changed in 2001 when Zwegers discovered the relation with non-holomorphic modular forms, Lerch sums, indefinite theta series. Zwegers showed, using the previous work of Watson and Andrews, that the mock theta functions of orders 3, 5, 7 can be written as the sum of a weak Maass form of weight ​1⁄2 and a function, bounded along geodesics ending at cusps.

The weak Maass form has eigenvalue 3/16 under the hyperbolic Laplacian. Zwegers proved this result in three different ways, by relating the mock theta functions to Hecke's theta functions of indefinite lattices of dimension 2, to Appell–Lerch sums, to meromorphic Jacobi forms. Zwegers's fundamental result shows that mock theta functions are the "holomorphic parts" of real analytic modular forms of weight 1/2; this allows one to extend many results about modular forms to mock theta functions. In particular, like modular forms, mock theta functions all lie in certain explicit finite-dimensional spaces, which reduces the long and hard proofs of many identities between them to routine linear algebra. For the first time it became possible to produce infinite number of examples of mock theta functions; as further applications of Zwegers's ideas, Kathrin Bringmann and Ken Ono showed that certain q-series arising from the Rogers–Fine basic hypergeometric series are related to holomorphic parts of weight 3/2 harmonic weak Maass forms and showed that the asymptotic series for coefficients of the order 3 mock theta function f studied by and Dragonette converges to the coefficients.

In particular Mock theta functions have asymptotic expansions at cusps of the modular group, acting on the upper half-plane, that resemble those of modular forms of weight 1/2 with poles at the cusps. A mock modular form will be defined as the "holomorphic part" of a harmonic weak Maass form. Fix a weight k with 2k integral. Fix a subgroup Γ of SL2 and a character ρ of Γ. A modular form f for this character and this group Γ transforms under elements of Γ by f = ρ k f A weak Maass form of weight k is a continuous function on the upper half plane that transforms like a modular form of weight 2 − k and is an eigenfunction of the weight k Laplacian operator, is called harmonic if its eigenvalue is k/2; this is the eigenvalue of holomorphic weight k modular forms, so these are all examples of harmonic weak Maass forms. So a harmonic weak Maass form is annihilated by the differential operator ∂ ∂ τ y k ∂ ∂ τ ¯ {\displayst

Gheorghe T─âtaru

Gheorghe Tătaru known as Tătaru II, was a Romanian football striker. He played seven years at Steaua Bucureşti, he was the younger brother of Nicolae Tătaru, who played professional football at Steaua Bucureşti. Tătaru joined the junior squad of Steaua Bucureşti in 1959, being promoted to the first team in 1967, he played for Steaua Bucureşti until 1974. In 1974, he signed for Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea, he played for FC Târgovişte In 1980, he decided to retire from football, but one year was called up by the Divizia B team Autobuzul Bucureşti, he again received a call, this time from Unirea Slobozia. He called it a day in 1984. In 1970–71 he was top scorer of Divizia A, he scored 3 goals. In 1970, he was part of the national team which played at the 1970 World Cup, being used in all the three games played by Romania, they were his first caps for Romania. ^1 The 1975-1976 Second League appearances and goals made for CS Târgovişte are unavailable. Steaua BucureștiRomanian Divizia A: 1967–68 Romanian Cup: 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71TârgovișteRomanian Divizia B: 1976–77 Profile at Gheorghe Tătaru at and Gheorghe Tătaru at

Radio Wayne

Radio Wayne is the second studio album by actor and comedian Wayne Brady. It is his first full-length children's music album, his second Disney-labeled album after his recording of "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" for the Disney Music Block Party compilation, his third children's album appearance after Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long and Disney Music Block Party; the album's title was inspired by the radio network Radio Disney. Common Sense Media gave the album 4/5 stars and said the "album teaches kids all about manners, good behavior and eating vegetables, but in a way that's so fun and danceable that kids may not realize that they're learning". All tracks are written by Wayne Brady, Jamie Jones, Jack Kugell, Jason Pennock, except where noted. Official website at Disney Music

John Steinbrink

John Peter Steinbrink, Sr. is an American politician and was a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the southeastern part of Kenosha County for eight terms, from 1997 until 2013. He has been President of the Pleasant Prairie Village Board since 1995. Born in Kenosha, Steinbrink graduated from George Nelson Tremper High School, he went to Carthage College and University of Wisconsin–Madison Farm and Industry short course. He was a grain farmer, he has served continuously on the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin board since 1985, bridging the 1989 transition from Town to Village. He was elected to the Assembly in the 65th Assembly District in 1996, defeating popular Republican Jeff Toboyek from the City of Kenosha, he was re-elected seven times in the 65th District. However, in 2011 the new Republican majority used their power to redraw the state's legislative maps, Steinbrink was one of eleven Democrats who were drawn out of their old districts entirely. Pleasant Prairie was separated from neighboring Kenosha and gerrymandered into a district with distant rural communities of western Kenosha County.

Steinbrink was forced to run against incumbent Republican Samantha Kerkman in the 61st District and lost by ten points. Profile at Vote Smart Follow the Money - John Steinbrink 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributions Campaign 2008 campaign contributions at Wisconsin Democracy Campaign